Edmonton suburbanites can't understand how the road system works

Only in Edmonton. After a single incident residents want Hope Road's speed limit brought down from 50km/hr to 30.

What? 50 to 30!? Are they nuts?

Here's a picture of Hope Road (click to view larger size):

How on earth can this roadway, which has a natural speed limit probably close to 70, possibly make any sense as a 30km/hr road? That's school zone speeds for an extended stretch of an arterial. Attention parents of Edmonton: don't let your kid play on arterials. Problem solved. You're welcome.

Now bring that speed up to 70 and let's strike another firm blow against the Pussification of Society.